Superintendent's Message


Interim Superintendent Mr. Toan NguyenDear ABC Community,


I’m proud to serve as Interim Superintendent of the ABC Unified School District. ABCUSD serves over 19,000 Transition Kindergarten through 12th Grade students at 29 school sites, along with 10 preschools and about 10,000 Adult School students each year. We serve the cities of Artesia, Cerritos, and Hawaiian Gardens, along with portions of Lakewood, Long Beach, and Norwalk. 

As a 21-year employee of ABCUSD, I’m honored to play a role in the academic success of our students. Our dedicated Board of Education, staff members, and families contribute to our collective accomplishments focused on academic achievement. 


Our mission is to develop a community of lifelong learners, creative thinkers, and responsible individuals by providing innovative and high-quality educational programs in a safe and supportive environment. We work hard to live up to this mission each and every day by offering rigorous academic programs and support services. 


ABCUSD schools are some of the most honored in the region with numerous National Blue Ribbon School Awards, California Distinguished Schools, California Gold Ribbon Schools, Schools to Watch/National Model Middle Schools, Golden Bell Awards from the California School Boards Association, and Grand Prize Magna Award from the National School Boards Association. 


We will continue to focus on our “every student, in every classroom, every day” approach to ensuring all ABCUSD students have the world-class education they deserve. 


Mr. Toan Nguyen

Interim Superintendent